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The Sweet Desires Of Forbidden Love

It is universally known that decency and guilt are qualities wield by hearts of men with a modicum of faith. I am a vast reader but then perhaps I should account for my sleazy appearances with his wife. For whatever that doesn’t seem real to me, I task my soul testify that at its prime, I never paid attention or never was I ever interested. She looked gratified by my company or perhaps we...

Zidane exit the first of a massive exodus at Real

No one quits while at the top. That is why Bill Gates will do everything to crash his competition and make that extra dollar. At least that is what we thought until the main man Zinedine ZIdane shocked the world on Thursday when he announced that he will be leaving Real Madrid, just 5 days after winning his 3rd consecutive UEFA champions League trophy after sweeping Liverpool away in Kiev. Not a...

She died for a love that never was

Conventionally, every human is capable of even the worst of behavior; with or without recent experience of it. It’s almost like a natural inclination to vice and animosity. One that of course cannot be corrected even with a proper education. All that has to happen is them to be pushed hard enough to break. I stared at her, being consumed by the cold. Her fingers in one hand clenched and in...

The Life without a father

In African society it is always presumed that any child growing up needs both a father and mother figure in their lives, and to this everyone agrees.  This same theory and assumption desperately kept many women in their marriages even if they seemed like they were sitting on sharp 9-inch nails. In Buganda, It was common to ask, “abaana bange bakuletedde nga tebalina kitabwe?” A...

QuranSeries: The One Solution To All Your Problems

I welcome you once again to our Quran series. Everyday, in this blessed month of Ramadan, we shall share one verse or two from a section of the Quran, so that we may be inspired and perhaps renew our hope in this world and in the hereafter. Our verse today is found in the second Juz of the Quran, and in the longest chapter of the Quran, Surah Baqarah. It is important for every believer to know...

How a girl became the beautiful stranger to love

She met a guy she didn’t know. “You are beautiful”, he said to her. His eyes were quite big for a man. His lips too. He spoke with a slight stammer, as if fidgeting for breath. “There is so much power in  words. Just three of them accompanied with a sexy smirk and we are done!”, she thought to herself. She only managed to smile back in response. He smiled back too as he blushed...

What if everybody looked exactly the same

Many of us that have had a chance to live with extremely identical twins must be appreciating the power of identity and the ability to identify someone easily. This never comes easily when living with such unique creations of Allah. In 2006 and thereafter, I had a chance to share a class with a pair of identical twins. Identical in the true meaning of the word; skin color, accent, head shape...

Seek help from the one who owns the absolute Power

It is that time of the year again. The blessed month is upon us. The month of blessings and mercy. Most importantly, it is the month in which the Quran was revealed. This gives it my most favorite name, the month of the Quran. I officially welcome you to this year’s Quran series. This year, the theme for the series is HOPE! We aim to pick out a particular verse in each Juz that will, by...

The Love Of A Mother Is Indeed Priceless

It’s a bright Sunday morning and I am in church to worship my creator. I have no idea whats going on, I see kids fumbling to get small presents being given out at the alter. All the women have been requested to keep standing until they receive a gift from the random Sunday school kids. Then it dawns on me suddenly that it is actually mothers day. I get carried away with emotions when I see...

THE QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD NEVER ASK

At the deepest pits of indecisiveness and the famous writers’ block, I could not help but ask myself, why do I even bother? Why do I feel so compelled to the pen and paper that my soul feels unsettled when I avoid them. My heart feels like a vacuum, skipping beats, chanting and drumming me into submission. So this time, I take my so stubborn soul through a journey of discovery. “Why do you write...

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